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The significance of Men’s Health Week and regular health checks for men

This week provides an excellent opportunity to shine a spotlight on a crucial issue which is often sidestepped: men’s health.

Men’s Health Week, running from 12 to 18 June, is dedicated to raising awareness about the health issues faced by men and boys all over the world.

This year’s theme is focused on the internet and the role this plays in addiction.

The week also provides a platform for encouraging proactive behaviours, promoting healthier lifestyles, and shedding light on the necessity for regular medical check-ups.

The importance of regular check-ups

Men’s health is a serious concern worldwide.

According to the Men’s Health Forum, one in every five men dies before the age of 65.

Typically, men are less likely to seek medical advice or go for regular check-ups compared to women, which can lead to issues going untreated.

Even in the absence of noticeable symptoms, many diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, or cancer, can silently progress.

A routine health check can aid in catching these silent ailments early, increasing the chances of successful treatment and recovery.

However, many men avoid regular check-ups due to fear, lack of time, or merely underestimating the importance of preventative healthcare.

Men’s Health Week serves to challenge these barriers, encouraging men to take control of their health.

Steps towards change

Men’s Health Week offers an opportunity to promote better health practices among men and boys. Here are a few steps towards instigating this change:

  • Encourage conversations: Together, we can break the stigma around men’s health. Encourage open conversations about health issues, medical check-ups, and self-care.
  • Promote regular health checks: We must reinforce the importance of regular health checks. A quick visit to the doctor can save a life.
  • Prioritise mental health: Mental health is just as important as physical health.

Stress, depression, and anxiety are serious health issues and should never be ignored. Mental health deserves as much attention as physical health.

  • Make healthier lifestyle choices: Encourage balanced diets, regular exercise, limited alcohol consumption, and quitting smoking. Small changes can lead to significant improvements in health. Men’s Health Forum’s Can Do Challenge provides many tips for this.
  • Get support: Getting the right support is critical. At Almond Care, we support a range of conditions and our nurses tailor packages to meet each client’s clinical needs.

Do you or one of your loved ones need support? Contact us today for a free, no-obligation discussion and consultation.


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